Making a new home at King’s
November 9, 2012
story by Britney Podolinsky
Rena Mortimer, a first year BMOS student from Nassau, Bahamas, has created a new home here at King’s.
“I actually love it here,” said Mortimer in a recent interview. “Every day there is something new to do.” Mortimer raved on about the Bridging program, she emphasised the activities such as going to East Park and the Pinery. According to Mortimer, the Bridging program is a close family that gets together for fun and exciting events.
The King’s Bridging community has encouraged her to meet new friends, get involved, and has strengthened her time-management skills. In her first couple of months at school, she has already discovered that getting involved and meeting new people are crucial to finding success. Mortimer also admits that she has had to make sacrifices. “Sometimes school needs to come before social events and sometimes I need to relax and just have fun.”
Mortimer is extremely involved here at King’s. She is a participant in the Latin American Dance Club (she will be performing in the annual fashion show) and is also a member of the female flag football team called the Cobras. Her positive attitude and willingness to participate has let her truly embrace Canadian culture.
Mortimer notes that a big factor in her choice to attend King’s was Registrar Marilyn Mason. This is because of Mason’s willingness in the application process and her glowing descriptions of campus life.
Mortimer has been given an opportunity in the work/study experience, and works two days a week in the Registrar’s Office. Mortimer is engaging the King’s community to the best to her abilities. She has learned quickly that King’s is a place that she can call home and through extracurricular activities and an exciting work placement, she is confident that coming to King’s was a great decision.